7 Great Pet Names Based on Greek Mythology ...


My cousin's cat is named Zeus, which got me thinking about pet names based on Greek mythology.

I’m half Greek so my fascination isn’t that far-fetched.

And when I was thinking about it, I was surprised at how many pet names based on Greek mythology I could come up with.

Here are few of my suggestions if you’re looking for the perfect name!

1. Athena

Dogs are smart!

My friend is currently training a German Shepherd for the Seeing Eye Foundation and they are in the process of house-breaking him.

Whenever he needed to go to the bathroom, he never went to the back door like they wanted.

Instead he went to the bathroom door because he associated that with where people went to the bathroom.

I find that brilliant!

Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom, so why not use this great pet name based on Greek mythology for your pooch?2

2. Narcissus

If you have a cat, then look no further!

Cats are very self-sufficient animals, which is often misconstrued as self-absorbed.

If they want to lie in the sun all day, then they will.

In Greek mythology, Narcissus is most famously known for seeing his reflection and falling madly in love with himself.

He spent his days staring in a mirror, basking in his own glory until it caused his death.

So maybe Narcissus is the name for you!

I can’t wait to name my cat this, so all I need is a cat!

3. Medusa

Got a pet snake?

Well remember the beautiful Gorgon who was cursed for breaking her vow?

Medusa’s hair became entirely made of snakes.

What’s more, her gaze turns people to stone.

Now snakes aren’t the most common house pet and may cause your friends to freeze up at first.

It fits great!

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